Convicted killer on the run in Cooma

A manhunt is underway after a prisoner convicted of murder fled from Snowy Oval in Cooma in the state's south.

Convicted killer on the run in Cooma

Convicted killer on the run in Cooma

Police have launched a major search for 34-year-old Adam Bowhay, who is serving a 23 year sentence for a murder committed in 1997.

Bowhay absconded just after one o'clock this afternoon, while on a work release program with two other inmates.

Officers are urging anyone who spots Bowhay not to approach him, but to call Triple-0 immediately.

He's described as Caucasian, about 184cm tall, with medium to large build, a bald head and is clean shaven.

He has tattoos around his neck, upper arm and legs.

He was last seen wearing a fluorescent yellow work shirt and blue and green ‘King Gee’ pants.

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